This page describes how one installs the MeeGo IVI image on a Beagleboard C4
I recommend using an 8 Gig SD card. This gives you room to download new packages, compile software, and generally experiment right on the board itself.
Instructions on formatting your SD card for use on the Beagleboard can be found here. This is the canonical source for card formatting and nothing I could add here would be more useful than that page.
To create a root file system, or "userland", you can use the mic2 tool which is native to MeeGO. mic2 is a tool for creating "images" which are essentially snapshots of an entire file system. Using mic2 you download a set of binary packages built for your target architecture which you specify in a kickstart file. Here is is the command I used to create an image for the Beagleboard;
sudo mic-image-creator --run-mode=0 --cache=x-cache --format=loop --arch=armv7l --release=daily --compress-disk-image=none --config=ivi-armv7l-beagle.ks
You can change these parameters if you want a different type of image, read the instructions for mic2 for more information. It is worth noting that your cache holds lots of downloaded packages, so the next time you run this command you'll just pull down the delta of changes from the online repos making it fairly efficient for you to update your rootfs often.
Texas Instruments (TI) provides drivers for 3D graphics acceleration. TI supplies these drivers under the Creative Commons Public License. These drivers are not supplied as a package that you can easily integrate, instead you'll have to run a program to download these drivers if you want them included in your root file system. To ingrate the drivers you can use this script designed to be run on an X86 platform. More information is here.
Once you've installed the SGX drivers, you can move to building your root file system (rootfs). The root file system lies on the second partition and contains all the executables aside from the kernel. To place the rootfs on your SD card, mount the image that mic2 created. You can do that this way;
mkdir loopback sudo mount -o loop ./daily/ivi/images/meego-ivi-armv7l-beagle/meego-ivi-armv7l-beagle-daily.img loopback/
This attaches the rootfs physically onto the "loopback" location on your hard drive. You can then move into the "loopback/" directory and copy over the entire file system onto your mounted SD card. This command will do that for you;
sudo rsync -aHx --progress --delete loopback/* /media/MeeGo/
Some important things to note here:
Error Message: "WARNING: GFX_3_01_00_06_libs.tar.gz does not exist, skipping PVR setup!"
Cause: This message is coming directly from your kickstart file
Fix: Make sure you have your GFX tarball in a location that the kickstart file can see it. Usually this means the same directory.
Error Message: "IOError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor"
Cause: mic-image-creator does not work on Debian
Fix: Use Ubuntu